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Norse Open Season with Dominant Victory 82-54

By Parker Fields

(Photo Courtesy of Cameron Nielsen with the Northerner)

Fans are back in BB&T and the Norse gave them a lot to cheer about. It was a route for the

Norse in Highland Heights.

On an exciting night in Highland Heights Northern Kentucky looked more like the Dynasty

Golden State Warriors than the Northern Kentucky University Norse.

The thing that impressed me most about this team besides the way they shot the ball, is the

amount of depth this team seems to have. They legitimately look like they can go 9 or 10 deep

this year and not have much of a drop-off. To go along with that, this team plays above the rim

a lot this year and could be a highlight factory for news outlets all year with explosive alley-oops

and showstopping blocks.

This game got off to a very slow start with both teams struggling to score, senior Trevon

Faulkner was carrying the load for the Norse early and senior Jarett Haines carried the load for

Wheeling. This was all until freshman guard Hubertas Pivorious checked into the game.

Pivorious came in for his first-ever college minutes hitting 4 threes and a floater in just about 8

minutes of play. The Norse turned up on the defensive end and held Wheeling to a horrible 29

percent field goal percentage in the first half. The Norse were led in the first half by the terrific

shooting in the first half with 14 points apiece from Faulkner and Pivorious. As a team, the Norse

shot 9-19 from three and 13-29 overall from the field in the first half.

The second half the Norse just turned it up, even more, continuing to hit three after three, and

the bench really stepped up. Senior transfer point guard (Arizona Western) Bryson Langdon

really stepped up big off the bench controlling the tempo of the game and did a very nice job of

pushing the pace. Freshman Sam Vinson didn’t have his best game scoring the ball, but he did a

really good job of finding open shooters all night long and playing great defense on the

perimeter. Sophomore Trey Robinson played with lots of energy and showed off his crazy

athleticism with multiple highlight dunks.

The Norse were led by Hubertas Pivorious with 19 points on five threes. Trevon Faulkner looked

like the best player on the floor all night long with 17 points, three rebounds, and two assists.

Off the bench, the Norse were led by Trey Robinson with. 13 points, four rebounds, and three

steals. Along with Bryson Langdon putting up 11 points and four assists.

This team looks like they can really compete for a Horizon League title and have a shot at the

NCAA tournament, be on the lookout for the Norse this year.

They have a big test Friday night when UNC Greensboro comes to town at 7 p.m. EST.

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